Hello to All,

Christmas is over, and on to the New Year 2019. I hope it is a better year for me, and all of my readers.

It was, sadly, a very rough day on Saturday when I received a phone call from California telling me my nephew, who I had been searching for, was found deceased. I knew he had been homeless for over 10 years, at least. It was "Dino," Dwayne Drew Jr., my brother Dwayne's only son, mother was Bernadette "Bunny" Letourneau Irish.

I am trying to get him home with the help of his sister, Tanya Drew Braley and husband Mike. I have always looked out for my nieces and nephews, and some not even related, and would do it all over again. Prayers for us as we think of him. He will be missed. He was loved by me, and the family.

A family friend

I read of the passing of a family friend from years ago, Doris Gardner of Benton. She is missed by me and family. My husband at the time raced snowmobiles for her husband, Bob Gardner. My brothers were involved and other family members as well. They all enjoyed the snowmobile racing days. Good times remembered.

Christmas Eve and Christmas

The fudge got delivered to the Doughty family in Brooks, and I visited for a while on Christmas Eve early. On Christmas Day I went to Winslow to Wayne and Laura and family for breakfast, gifts, and supper before I came home. Others were there as well. A good time was had by all.

I made 20 pounds of  peanut butter fudge, and did I eat any and clean out the pan? Yes, I did, five times. Oh, those calories better be non-fattening. My New Year’s resolution, that I always break, will be to drop some pounds. Who wants to walk on a treadmill anyway? I must.

Until next week, I want to wish all of you a happy New Year! Be safe and stay warm.